The Center for a New American Security has named two national security policy leaders as adjunct senior fellows who will support the organization’s research programs and provide expertise on policy matters.
CNAS said FridayÂ the new adjunct senior fellows areÂ Andrew Krepinevich, former president of theÂ Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and James Townsend Jr., former deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy.
“They both have a wealth of experience, bold yet practical policy ideas, and a steadfast commitment to Americaâ€™s national security,” saidÂ Michele Flournoy, CEO and co-founder ofÂ the Washington-based think tank.
Krepinevich, a U.S. Army veteran, will work within theÂ CNAS defense strategies and assessments program.
He is currently president and CEO of defense consulting firmÂ Solarium, chairman of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel as well as member of the Advisory Council of Business Executives for National Security.
Townsend, who will work within the newly formed trans-Atlantic security program at CNAS, ended his term at the Defense Department on Jan. 20.
The U.S. Navy ReserveÂ veteran has served as a vice president of the Atlantic Council of the United States and director of the defense plans division at the U.S. Mission to NATO.